Bleeding Gums and Heart Disease
Just how serious are bleeding gums and heart disease? What if every time you washed your hands, your cuticles bled? Would you be concerned? We bet so, and yet, every day people brush their teeth and are not at all alarmed by the viagra prescription under nhs guidelines blood they spit. If it were your fingers, you would probably run to the doctor, but some people rarely if ever visit the dentist. You may not realize that persistent sore, swollen, red, or bleeding gums as well as bad breath are warning signs of periodontal disease (gum disease) – a serious infection that, left untreated, may lead to generic nexium cialis discount tooth loss as well as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, and premature/underweight newborns.
Gum disease can affect one tooth or the whole mouth. One of the common signs of gum disease is bleeding gums. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on levitra compared to cialis your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed. The plaque produces a biofilm which is a magnet for those toxin producing bacteria.
In the least harmful form of the disease, gingivitis, the gums redden, swell and off brand viagra bleed easily. There is little to no pain or discomfort. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene and it is estimated that up to 90% of the adult population may suffer from some form of gum disease. The good news is women viagra order that gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.
Leaving Bleeding Gums Untreated
If untreated, gingivitis usually advances to periodontitis. With time, plaque can spread and grow below the gum line. Toxins produced by the buying viagra on weekends bacteria in plaque irritate the gum tissue. The toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which the body in essence turns on itself, and the tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. Gums separate from the teeth, low dose cialis forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. Often, this destructive process has very mild symptoms. Bad breath, while unpleasant, is discount lily icos cialis not exactly an emergency situation. Right? But it is probably the first sign of progressing gum disease. Left untreated, teeth become “loose” in their pockets and the progression to cialis pills online tooth loss is inevitable.
Did you know that the expression “looking long in the tooth” is actually describing gum disease? As the infection progresses and gums recede, the teeth look longer. So an age old expression actually relates to an age old problem. The good news is, if caught early enough, we can treat and reverse the infectious disease process. And with the latest technology, generic cialis 1.00 per pill we can treat this disease comfortably and with minimal discomfort. Read about our laser gum therapy, the Millenium Periolase or LANAP to effectively treat bleeding gums and other issues.